Lying at the headwaters of the Nile, the Ugandan district of Jinja is known as the “adventure capital of East Africa.” In this sample itinerary, you kick off your trip in Jinja with two days of whitewater rafting on the Nile, then head southwest to hike Africa’s largest mountain range, the Rwenzori Mountains. The expedition will take you through a series of ecosystems unlike any other in the world, from verdant rainforest and up through bamboo, giant heather (some specimens are 20 feet tall!), and afroalpine meadows. You may even see snow!
Enjoy a day of recuperation with a game drive or nature walk in Queen Elizabeth National Park, followed by a boat cruise through the “hippo paradise” of Kazinga Channel. Then embark on a chimpanzee trek in Kyambura Gorge. Viewing these close evolutionary cousins in the wild will give you insight into humanity’s relationship with nature and prepare you for your final hike—mountain gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable forest.
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